December 17, 2017 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Macon Mayhem
MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem set a team record for most goals scored in a single game, defeating the Fayetteville Marksmen 10-2 on Friday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED
John Siemer scored the fastest goal of the season for the Mayhem, as he opened the scoring just 14 seconds into the game. Newcomer Paul Russell gave a pass to him out of the defensive zone, and Siemer shot it past Fayetteville goaltender Kent Patterson. There was no more scoring until the last two minutes of the period. Defenseman Daniel Echeverri snuck the puck past Patterson on the power play with two minutes left in the first, assisted by Brandon Pfeil and Dennis Sicard. Just 58 seconds later, Jake Trask poked home a rebound past replacement goaltender Peter Di Salvo.
The Mayhem continued their scoring onslaught in the second period, as they scored three more unanswered goals to take the 6-0 lead. Stathis Soumelidis began the scoring on the period, scoring on the two-on-one with Stephen Pierog. Trask scored his second of the game to give the Mayhem the 5-0 lead. Pierog would then score a goal of his own on a two-on-one, poking in a great pass from Seth Ronsberg. Fayetteville cut the lead to five with 4:15 left in the period.
The Mayhem scored four goals in the third period to increase their goal total to 10 on the night. Caleb Cameron scored his first of the night, followed by Fayetteville's second goal of the night. Paul Russell scored his first in a Mayhem uniform to make it 8-2. Siemer scored his second of the game on the power play, and Vinny Muto scored his first career professional goal to make it 10-2 Mayhem.
In the Mayhem's record-setting night, the team scored three power play goals for the first time this season and the first time since March 3, 2017 against the Mississippi RiverKings.
Greg Dodds started in his Mayhem debut, picking up his fourth SPHL win of the season. He allowed just two goals on 24 shots from Fayetteville, and he also recorded an assist on the Mayhem's opening goal.
The Mayhem had 14 different players, including Dodds, record a point in the game. They had 10 players tally multiple points in the game, led by Jake Trask with two goals and two assists. Paul Russell scored a goal and an assist in his Mayhem debut, while Seth Ronsberg also recorded two assists in his Mayhem debut.
"I think this was the most complete game we have played this season. We played with the jump we needed, and I think our guys got the wakeup call they needed over the last couple of weeks. This is the way we are used to playing, and I think we will see more of this to come."
STARS OF THE GAME
1. Jake Trask (2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points)
2. John Siemer (2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points)
3. Stephen Pierog (1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points)
Macon Mayhem: 8-5-4 (20 points)
Fayetteville Marksmen: 5-10-4 (14 points)
BACK IN ACTION
The Mayhem and Marksmen meet again Saturday night in the Macon Coliseum. Saturday is the Mayhem's Ugly Christmas Sweater and Teddy Bear Toss Night. The team will be wearing their ugly Christmas sweater jerseys that will be auctioned off immediately following the game. Also, fans can bring a new or lightly-used teddy bear to the game and throw it on the ice after the Mayhem's first goal. A portion of the proceeds from the jersey auction and the teddy bears will be donated to the Children's Hospital Navicent Health.
Single game tickets are on sale through the Macon Coliseum Box Office or at ticketmaster.com. For information on group tickets and ticket plans, visit MaconMayhem.com or call the Mayhem Front Office at (478) 803-1592.
ABOUT THE MACON MAYHEM:
The Macon Mayhem is a proud member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The team won the President's Cup Championship last season, bringing the city of Macon their first professional hockey championship ever and the city's first professional sports championship since 1962. The team is owned by Bob and Diane Kerzner and managed by Director of Hockey Operations, General Manager, and Head Coach Kevin Kerr, a former third-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres. For more information on the Macon Mayhem, visit www.MaconMayhem.com, or follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/MaconMayhem), Instagram (www.instagram.com/maconmayhem), or 'like' the Mayhem on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconMayhemHockey ) .
Erik Evenson | Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting Macon Mayhem Professional Hockey
Office: (478) 254-3026 | Cell: (404) 368-7481
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